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Rob Margeit

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Toyota 86 Racing Series: Fast-tracking the next generation of motorsport stars

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Toyota 86 Racing Series: Fast-tracking the next generation of motorsport stars

"This is the motorsport equivalent of petty cash." So says Neil Crompton, former touring car ace and current motorsport commentator, of the Toyota 86 Racing Series, the grassroots motor racing category that took Australia's race track by storm in 2016...

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2017 BMW 6 Series M Sport earns 'Limited Edition' status
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2017 BMW 6 Series M Sport earns 'Limited Edition' status

BMW’s flagship grand touring coupe, the BMW 6 Series has been given a spruce up with the introduction of the M Sport Limited Edition available across the range: 6 Series Coupe, Convertible and the four-door Gran Coupe...


ACCC takes action against Audi Australia over diesel emission claims
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ACCC takes action against Audi Australia over diesel emission claims

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has launched legal proceedings in the Federal Court against German carmaker Audi AG, its Australian subsidiary Audi Australia Pty Ltd, and their German parent company, Volkswagen AG over the long-running Dieselgate saga. This latest court action is in addition to proceedings launched against Volkswagen Australia by the ACCC last year...


KTM X-Bow on sale in Australia, and it's street legal
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KTM X-Bow on sale in Australia, and it's street legal

One of the world’s most manic road-registerable cars, the KTM X-Bow R, is now available in Australia and fully ADR compliant. Launched in Sydney today, the lightweight open-top ‘race car for the road’ has hit the Australian with a price of $169,990 plus on-road costs. For that money, you don’t get a lot of car, but you get a lot of car...


PSA board approves Opel takeover, announcement due Monday - UPDATE
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PSA board approves Opel takeover, announcement due Monday - UPDATE

UPDATE: It is now official, Opel has been sold to PSA Group. Story here. French automotive giant PSA Group is on the brink of completing a deal to buy General Motors' Opel and Vauxhall divisions, according to a report out of Europe over the weekend. More, the companies are now expect to announce details at 9:15am, Monday morning, in Europe - 7:15pm tonight, Australian time...


Nissan issues recall for Pulsar and Patrol for airbag fault
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Nissan issues recall for Pulsar and Patrol for airbag fault

Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) has issued a recall notice for just two cars affected by an airbag defect. Although not explicitly named by Nissan, the airbag fault mirrors that of the worldwide Takata airbag scandal. The affected cars are a Y61 Nissan Patrol and an N16 Nissan Pulsar with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) JN1CBAN16A0018390 and JN1TFSY61A0330012...


Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid revealed, on sale in Australia now
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Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid revealed, on sale in Australia now

Porsche will unveil an even more potent Panamera Hybrid at the Geneva motor show next month with confirmation of the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. It is the first time a plug-in hybrid will spearhead a model line for Porsche. Powering the Turbo S E-Hybrid is the same 4.0-litre V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo...


CSIRO cracks the carbon-fibre code: Cheaper, stronger and mass-produced
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CSIRO cracks the carbon-fibre code: Cheaper, stronger and mass-produced

Australia’s CSIRO has cracked the carbon-fibre code, and in doing so has opened the floodgates to mass-production of the composite material in Australia. Currently only a handful of companies around the world are able to manufacture carbon-fibre, each with their own closely-guarded secret recipe...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet review
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet review

The Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet is a throwback to another era, with twin-turbo V8 power underpinning the muscle car-like drop-top. But has the loss of a roof compromised the convertible boulevard cruiser?


2018 Audi RS3 Sportback: Faster, lighter, more powerful
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2018 Audi RS3 Sportback: Faster, lighter, more powerful

Audi’s manic hot hatch, the RS3 Sportback, just got a whole lot more mental, with more power, more torque and a lighter, sleeker body. Due to be launched at next month’s Geneva motor show, Audi is claiming the refreshed RS3 Sportback 0-100km/h sprint time of just 4.2 seconds. That’s remarkable performance from its 2...


Ferrari wins bruising Bathurst battle
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Ferrari wins bruising Bathurst battle

This was no motor race. This was a heavyweight title fight, slugged out between two prize fighters, each with a distinctive style of landing blows over a 12-hour match-up where only one would emerge victorious. Battle scarred, yes, but with the soothing tastes of the victory champagne to ease away the aches and pains of a 12-hour scrap...


Mercedes-AMG GT R smashes Bathurst lap record by nine seconds
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Mercedes-AMG GT R smashes Bathurst lap record by nine seconds

Mercedes-AMG has smashed the existing production car lap record at Mount Panorama in Bathurst, with factory driver Bernd Schneider lapping the iconic 6.213km circuit in just 2:16.5s in a road-going 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R. The new benchmark eclipsed the old record by almost nine seconds. The previous record of 2:24.03s was also set by Schneider in 2015 in a Mercedes-AMG GT S...


2017 Renault Kangoo pricing and specs: Smaller engine, more power, more safety
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2017 Renault Kangoo pricing and specs: Smaller engine, more power, more safety

Renault’s volume-selling Kangoo van has received a heart-transplant as part of its 2017 makeover with a new, more powerful, more efficient engine doing the grunt work of the popular light commercial. The 2017 Renault Kangoo will see a significant update, with two new transmissions – six-speed manual and efficient dual clutch (EDC) six-speed automatic (two more ratios than the previous model) – as well as a new 1...


Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea
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Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea

Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges in the United States over the long-running dieselgate saga. The company has also agreed to pay a total of US$4.3billion in fines while six Volkswagen executives have been charged over the emissions scandal...


2008-09 Kia Sportage recalled for wiring fix
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2008-09 Kia Sportage recalled for wiring fix

Kia Motors Australia has issued a recall notice on 2008-09 KM Series Kia Sportage, citing an electrical wiring fault. Kia revealed the wiring harness connector pins in the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) assembly may corrode due to improper sealing of the HECU’s wiring harness connector...